[Novalug] IE-only websites [ was Walmart again selling Linux PC...]
novalug at gurski.org
Thu Nov 1 13:07:31 EDT 2007
Excerpts from Theodore Ruegsegger's message of Thu Nov 01 10:56:16 -0400 2007:
> Someone demonstrated that you can even run "popular" Windows viruses
> under Wine, but why would I want to?
Because I want to get in on the fun, too!
> I'm kidding, of course, since
> you're right about testing web sites for IE compatibility. As it
> happens, my own web sites are kinda vanilla and rarely use fancy
> features, but the browsers certainly have different interpretations of
> transparency and SVG).
I was the sole Linux user in an almost all-Windows company (at least,
at HQ, where I ended up being moved to). Who then had to start doing
ASP.Net development. Even now, when I think about it, I have to make
sure there are no sharp objects with which to injure myself.
> Funny, I've found that, for the most part, I can live quite happily
> without sites that "only work with IEx". An exception is certain
> internal company services that I have to use, like getting my paystubs
> or adjusting my 401K.
Those are the majority of the sites I deal with, as well. Also
included are OWA which DOES act significantly different in FF/Opera
than it does in IE unless one lies to it.
> Kidding aside, I wouldn't trust, for example, a bank that hired
> FrontPage-monkeys to code, say, a bill-payment service.
I'm still torn on the whole TurboTax for the Web thing... Do I buy
the Windows-only software with all the fun that goes with it, or do I
use the website that seems to still be biased towards IE?
Michael A. Gurski (opt. [first].)[last]@pobox.com http://www.pobox.com/~[last]
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